Bulldozer Operator Salary

A Bulldozer Operator earns an average wage of $17.90 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down significantly for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$13.09 - $30.94
$13
$19
$31
MEDIAN: $18.59
10%
50%
90%

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Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $13.09 - $30.94
Overtime $21.53 - $45.91
Annual Data $0$78K
Bonus $1,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,510 - $78,760
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 36

Job Description for Bulldozer Operator

A bulldozer operator clears and levels land with the use of a bulldozer. Sometimes, the bulldozer might also be used to move materials such as petroleum from one container to another. Bulldozer operators are usually present at construction sites or other locations that require land and debris to be cleared. They may also be responsible for disposing or storing any debris or material that is moved. The operator may also be expected to use other types of machinery such as forklifts, cranes and front-end loaders. The bulldozer operator performs preventative and routine maintenance on the machinery, such as lubricating and cleaning gears. Sometimes, they may perform troubleshooting for small problems and conduct minor repairs. Hours may vary for bulldozer operator positions, and some bulldozer operators may work night and weekend shifts.

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Bulldozer Operator Tasks

  • Drive a bulldozer to assist with construction or demolition of property.
  • Practice safety measures in operation of heavy machinery and perform daily safety inspections of equipment.
  • Clean, repair, maintain, and ensure security of bulldozer.
  • Move rocks, earth, vegetation, debris, or sand according to specifications.

Bulldozer Operator Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Bulldozer Operator

Pay by Experience for a Bulldozer Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Bulldozer Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 16 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Bulldozer Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Bulldozer Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 20 salaries. A Bulldozer Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 14 salaries.

Bulldozer Operator Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Bulldozer Operator?

Bulldozer Operator in Fairfax:
"2 ears 1 mouth. Listen twice as much as you talk."
Pay attention.

Bulldozer Operator in Monroe:
Listen to the old timers, take knowledge from whoever you can and put it all together into your own skill. Predict what the blade will do , and don't over work the blade control. Let the cat do the work.

Bulldozer Operator in Hilo:
"Rough and demanding."
Pros: Very minimal supervision.
Cons: Manual labor.

Key Stats for Bulldozer Operator

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
28%

Experience Affects Bulldozer Operator Salaries

Experienced
▲6%

National Average
$47,000

Mid-Career
▼6%

Late-Career
▼16%

Entry-Level
▼33%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 25%